- Original title
- Running time
- 116 min.
- United States
Comedy. Drama | Crime. 1920s
- Synopsis / Plot
- Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor) became Quick's (Eddie Murphy) adopted father when an adolescent Quick saved his life. 25 years later, in 1938, Ray runs the most popular club in Harlem, with Quick as his right hand man. Before long, Bugsy, a white mobster (Michael Lerner) comes knocking for a piece of the club's action in the form of weekly protection money, with a crooked cop (Danny Aiello) as the muscle and a dangerous woman (Jasmine Guy) as the bait. But by fixing a big boxing match, Ray and Quick just may be able to thwart Bugsy's plan and make off with a wad of his cash in the process. Murphy wrote and directed. Academy Award Nominations: Best Costume Design.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Costume Design
: Razzie Awards: Worst Screenplay. Nominated for Worst Director
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